Cost, and How to take the Exam Online or at a Live Event
Take Online | $149.95
If you want to take the Basic ECG-BC Exam Online you will be able to take it any time of day or night and any day of the week, including holidays. The first step is to fill out our application for the Exam below. We will then send you instructions once your application is approved.
Take at a Live Event | $125 for Members or $149.95 Non Members
If you are attending a live conference, and have joined one of our Cardiac Network Memberships, you will be able to take it for a reduced rate of $125. All non-Members will pay $149.95 at Live Events.
Hospital Group Seats Available | Group Seats - 10, 20, 30 RN, CMT, ECG Techs, First Responders
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for Group Rates
Hospitals may pay up front for bulk seats for the online exam service and the examinee's of your choice will receive coupon codes to give take their exam after we receive their individual applications. There is no time limit to take the exams online after the bulk seats are purchased. If a nurse fails the exam, they may take it a second time for a small proctor fee of $50 that will be paid directly to ABCM, who will then provide the examinee a second coupon to re-enter the exam.
Knowledge is the Key Requirement
We do not recommend this exam for those who have not had a Basic ECG Course. It was developed for cardiac monitor technicians, ECG technicians, first responders, and cardiac nurses. Success depends on how well one has applied themselves to studying and reading ECG rhythm strips and basic 12-leads where a 12-lead diagnosis is essential, such as when determining the area of injury in a myocardial infarction, a ventricular rhythm, or determining an electrolyte disturbance, etc.
Prep Course Available Online
We offer an online Basic ECG Prep Course for this Exam. The Course consists of covers 9 different module. The Course also offers practice questions at the end of each module to help prepare for the actual Exam. To purchase the Course visit https://accn.configio.com and click on the Basic ECG Course. You cannot purchase the Exam without prior approval.
We can host a live event for Hospitals by contract only. Contact us for details at email@example.com.
Application for the Exam
How to Access the Exam:
Fill out the exam application found at the bottom of this page and submit it for approval. You will be given access to the Exam once your application is approved.
Taking the Exam at Live Events
Fill out the exam application found at the bottom of this page and submit it at least two weeks before you arrive at the exam site. If you are even considering taking the exam at a live event, but not sure, please fill out the application anyway so that there will be no delays at the course site.
This Exam is intended for Monitor & ECG Techs, Paramedic/EMTs, and Cardiac Nurses
Number of Questions | 50 (Must score 75% to Pass)
There is a mixture of 50 questions consisting of diagnostic criteria questions and ECGs to analyze in the Online and Live Exam, in multiple choice type questions.
How to Prepare
Once you have signed up and paid for the exam, you will receive a study list for the exam.
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